“Imagine you’re at a party. A guy offers you a drink. You say no. He says “Come on, one drink!” You say “no thanks.” Later, he brings you a soda. “I know you said you didn’t want a drink, but I was getting one for myself and you looked thirsty.” For you to refuse at this point makes you the asshole. He’s just being nice, right? Predators use the social contract and our own good hearts and fear of being rude against us. If you drink the drink, you’re teaching him that it just takes a little persistence on his part to overcome your “no.” If you say “Really, I appreciate it, but no thanks” and put the drink down and walk away from it, you’re the one who looks rude in that moment. But the fact is, you didn’t ask for the drink and you don’t want the drink and you don’t have to drink it just to make some guy feel validated.”—
Ya’aburnee Arabic – Both morbid and beautiful at once, this incantatory word means “You bury me,” a declaration of one’s hope that they’ll die before another person because of how difficult it would be to live without them.
“…we need a level playing field and we need to go back to the realization that Teddy Roosevelt had: that we have to have a limit on the flow of money and that corporations are not people,”—Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
I stayed up really late leaving hopeful (I think?) messages in people’s ask boxes because a) I wanted to prove to myself I can help people b) I wanted to help c) no one should feel alone. But that didn’t work. Well I guess I tried.
Also, I can’t shake the feeling that you’re leaving or that you’re going to. I’m sorry that I can’t help more. I’m really sorry. I really do love you. And it’s okay if you want to leave I would never blame you. But I’m not going anywhere. Just so you know.
I miss game of thrones. And I miss gaming. I feel like I can’t actually enjoy games anymore because of my job. It sucks that was my escape. I’m trying to draw but I can’t help thinking that it all looks like shit and then I want to give up and same thing goes for photography which I haven’t touched in months because I love it so much (I know right) and I miss a lot of my friends and I wish you were here to cuddle but I don’t want you to feel obligated or anything and yeah.